flight attendant

On 17 November 2022, the Hong Kong Eastern Court has convicted, ordering imprisonment while the sentence is pending, two former flight attendants of Cathay Pacific for breaching quarantine rules.

In December 2021, after returning from the US with a flight, the two flight attendants were required to self-isolate at home for three days. This was a special measure compared to the ordinary 21 days of quarantine, applied to special groups including airplane crews. The two violated the rules of self-isolation visiting each other, going out shopping and dining out. They eventually were infected, arrested, and fired. The court rejected the guilty plea and ordered the case to go to trial, pointing out that the offences discussed are serious and that the two abused the privilege given to them as members of a cabin crew.

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